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  • 146 Carrington St., Omer, MI 48749, USA
  • 989-653-2644

The Rifle River… Michigan’s “”fun river”” for family canoeing, drifting, rafting, kayaking or tubing. Moments after launching, you’ll be in the land of the past… a quiet, rich, lovely wilderness of long ago.
We offer Canoe Trips ranging from 2 hours to 5 days. Four hour Canoe Trip being the most popular. The Rifle River is popular for all ages. Canoes are the popular choice for a fun day.
Tube and drifter trips ranging from 2 hours to 4 hours. A Wonderful and relaxing experience.A great way to beat the heat on a warm summer day so relive your child hood.
Drifters are unique one of a kind. While riding a drifter you feel as if you’re still in bed watching beautiful scenery go by as the river’s gentle current pushes you along.
6 to 8 person rafts. Great for large familys who want to be together.The most stable watercraft you can choose.
Four Person Tube – Put four friends together in a giant tube for a fun day. Big enough for a cooler as well. Weight capacity for all 900 lbs.
Kayaks – Options single or double. Trip length similiar to canoe trips. Our fastest watercraft which are fun, stable, and very manueverable.
Modern camping with hot showers, flush toilets, laundry room, dumping station, electricity, playground and party store. We provide night time security on weekends to help ensure a pleasant stay. Many campsites located on the river. Two separate camping locations, Russell’s in Omer and Crystal Creek Campground North of Standish.
Party Store and Gifts, Playground, Volleyball Courts and Horseshoe

Phone: 989-653-2644

Other Phone: 800-552-4928

Max RV Length: 30

Latitude/Longitude: 44.05008 , -83.861694

Total Sites: 30

Camping Season: April 1 - Oct. 1


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


I-75 N. Standish Exit 188 US-23. Follow US-23 through Standish to Omer. Turn left on Kent St. just before the bridge in Omer, go 2 blocks turn right to campground. Directions to CRYSTAL CREEK CAMPGROUND I-75 N. to exit 188. Follow US-23 through Standish to second double caution light. Turn left on Grove Road, proceed 6 miles to Crysal Creek Campground. Check in at office on right.


Sunday 04/22/2018 0%
Sunny. High 56F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 04/23/2018 0%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 62F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 04/24/2018 70%
Chance of Rain
A few showers early, becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 58F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.
Wednesday 04/25/2018 20%
Cloudy. High near 50F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 04/26/2018 0%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High near 60F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

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July 23, 2011

I took the trip from crystal springs to the halfway point.....I got off the river at the half way and only an hour into a 5 hour canoe trip due to the Horrible biting fly infestation! I did not expect any reimbursment from Russells, but how I was treated after this incident will make me NEVER return again. I was told I was basically a liar about being ate alive and that they have "NEVER" had anyone complain....I would have more than happily purchased some bug spray or anything had I been warned, but instead I paddled a two+ hour distance in less than an hour to get my kids and I off this nightmare. There was not a single point on this trip that we were not being swarmed, bitten and miserable, and the treatment by the staff was deplorable. I was told I was a liar and treated like I was making this up.......when they were the lying ones to let people take their kids down this floating nightmare without any advance warning cause they are greedy and want your money!!!!!! Think twice about this trip, you will never forget it, but you will want to!!!!

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